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Egyptian NGOs feel shut out of COP27

Posted on 29 August 2022

A group of Egyptian civil society organisations have been prevented from attending the COP27 climate summit by a covert registration process that filtered out groups critical of the Egyptian government.

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Death of New Zealand soldier in Ukraine

Posted on 29 August 2022

The death of New Zealander Dominic Abelen (an off-duty NZDF soldier) fighting in eastern Ukraine last week has raised a number of legal questions for many. Under International Humanitarian Law…
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Fifth anniversary of the Rohingya crisis

Posted on 29 August 2022

On 25 August 2017, the greatest tragedy in Rohingya’s history began to unfold in the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Five years on, the Rohingya are more than ever in…
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Hui on women’s leadership and political participation in the Pacific

Posted on 29 August 2022

On Thursday 25 August 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Council for International Development (CID) co-hosted a hui on women’s leadership and political participation in the…
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Floods in Pakistan

Posted on 26 August 2022

Pakistan has declared “a serious climate catastrophe” and “a climate dystopia at our doorstep” as deaths from widespread flooding pass 1,000 since mid-June. The massive floods have affected around 30 million people,…
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WHO declared Marshall Islands as public health emergency

Posted on 23 August 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Covid outbreak in the Marshall Islands a Public Health Emergency. A total of 571 new Omicron cases of the virus were recorded…
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USAID launches 5-year strategy for the Pacific region

Posted on 23 August 2022

This week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of its five-year (2022-2027) Pacific Islands Strategic Framework that will guide the Agency’s work in 12 Pacific…
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Call for action for the Asia Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Conference

Posted on 23 August 2022

Civil society groups are currently working to shape the Civil society Feedback for Call for Action for the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on DRR coming up in Brisbane in September,…
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Impacts of drought

Posted on 23 August 2022

Record-breaking droughts are being declared across the world, causing water shortages and crop failures. A World Economic Forum article points to some of the more unexpected impacts seen across Europe.
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Beyond greenwashing: understanding the contemporary challenges

Posted on 23 August 2022

2015 was a pivotal year for climate and biodiversity issues, with many countries signing up to the Paris Agreement – and the clock has been ticking ever since. To avoid…
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